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Offline Daviddubya

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  • Arizona, USA
White Oak Display and Book Shelves
« on: June 06, 2008, 10:54 PM »
My wife, Phyllis, wanted a piece of furniture that would allow her to display some of her favorite "stuff" as well as some hardback books.  I saw this plan originally in a copy of Wood Magazine last year and used it to build the display shelf unit shown below:

http://woodstore.net/shelvesforshow.html

Below are a couple of photos of the finished project.  The material used was quarter sawn white oak.  There are some interesting rays in the wood.  Festool tools used in the project were my double MFT with guide rail and TS55 for lots of cuts, as well as the MFT's for glue-ups.  The joinery is primarily biscuits.  If I owned a Domino, I would have used it, but I could not justify the Domino for this project.  I did lots of sanding with my Festool Rotex RO150, ETS 150/3, and DTS 400.

« Last Edit: June 06, 2008, 11:07 PM by Daviddubya »
David W. Falkenstein
in Cave Creek, AZ, USA

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Offline Don T

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  • Phoenix, Az
Re: White Oak Display and Book Shelves
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 11:03 PM »
David any project can justify a new tool.  BTW the shelf looks great.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline Robert Robinson

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  • southern Indiana, U.S.A.
Re: White Oak Display and Book Shelves
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 05:38 AM »
Looks great. Is it all solid oak, no plywood?
TS-55, FS-KS angle unit, 55 inch guide rail, Domino (pin style), 3 Domino systainer assortments(one sipo set),Multi-position Guide Stop 20, Domiplate , PSB-300, FOGtainer 4, CXS set

Offline Frank Pellow

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  • Toronto, Ontario and Lake Pivabiska, Ontario
Re: White Oak Display and Book Shelves
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008, 09:23 AM »
I like the cases very much David.  We could well use a couple just like it.
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Daviddubya

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  • Arizona, USA
Re: White Oak Display and Book Shelves
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 10:03 AM »
Looks great. Is it all solid oak, no plywood?

The four adjustable shelves are plywood.  I ran out of white oak making the top and bottom shelf.  The plans called for plywood shelves and I had some oak plywood in my shop, so I dutifully followed the plans.  The shelves are banded on all four sides with white oak.  The shelves are pretty much covered with books, so nobody knows but me.  Smile.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2008, 10:04 AM by Daviddubya »
David W. Falkenstein
in Cave Creek, AZ, USA

Offline Frank Pellow

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  • Toronto, Ontario and Lake Pivabiska, Ontario
Re: White Oak Display and Book Shelves
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008, 10:10 AM »
Looks great. Is it all solid oak, no plywood?

The four adjustable shelves are plywood.  I ran out of white oak making the top and bottom shelf.  The plans called for plywood shelves and I had some oak plywood in my shop, so I dutifully followed the plans.  The shelves are banded on all four sides with white oak.  The shelves are pretty much covered with books, so nobody knows but me . Smile.
And, now us.  ;D
« Last Edit: June 07, 2008, 10:11 AM by Frank Pellow »
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Timmy C

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Re: White Oak Display and Book Shelves
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 02:36 PM »
David, very nice project.  I want to share this with you for future reference.  I am a huge fan of Craftsman style furniture; the simplicity and clean lines really trip my trigger.  I have good friends here in Lincoln that restore Billiard tables and the have just launched this site.

Check it out from the Festool Junkie Blog:


Craftsman Inlays

Timmy C